Facelifted Scirocco coupé gets a new style-orientated GTS version
16 April 2015

The new GTS version of the facelifted Volkswagen Scirocco has been revealed at the Shanghai motor show.

The two-door coupé comes equipped with the 217bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that features in the standard Scirocco, but adds a host of visual upgrades.

Read our Volkswagen Scirocco GTS review here

The exterior looks are based on those of the R-Line trim, but with new 18in alloy wheels, red brake calipers, black door mirrors and the option of a GTS decal. The decal also comes with a pair of red or black stripes painted across the bonnet and roof.

Inside, the Scirocco GTS features several bespoke details, including GTS badges on the sills, steering wheel and the seats. The GTS package also features a golf-ball-style gearknob and red seams on the seatbelts, handbrake lever, gearlever surround, arm rests, floor mats and steering wheel.

The dashboard features several piano black details, while the window and mirror switches are finished in chrome.

The arrival of the GTS also heralds the arrival of a new, second-generation infotainment system in the Scirocco range. This will be offered across all Scirocco models from the end of May.

Performance is identical to that of the standard Scirocco, with a claimed 0-62mph time of 6.5sec in both manual and dual-clutch automatic guises. Fuel economy has dropped slightly, however. The manual GTS returns a claimed combined figure of 46.3mpg, while the DSG version is capable of 44.1mpg.

There is no official line on pricing and launch dates for the Scirocco GTS in the UK, but the previous version sat at the top of the model's range, and this model is likely to do so, too. This would see it cost just over £30,000 as a result.

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16 April 2015
As with several of the recently facelifted Scirocco's reviewed by Autocar, how can £30k be justified! That's the same price as a Golf R....no contest.

16 April 2015
AddyT wrote:

As with several of the recently facelifted Scirocco's reviewed by Autocar, how can £30k be justified! That's the same price as a Golf R....no contest.

Well, yes it's too much,for £12K you can have an M6,for £30K you could have a Ferrari,it's just a question if you can afford to run one,that's all.

Peter Cavellini.

16 April 2015
From the description above it sounds like it's had every bit of bling Halfords have on offer

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

16 April 2015
The new Transporter looks nice.

16 April 2015
a dead horse comes to mind.

16 April 2015
a dead horse comes to mind.

16 April 2015
a dead horse comes to mind.

16 April 2015
a dead horse comes to mind.

16 April 2015
a dead horse comes to mind.

16 April 2015
a dead horse comes to mind.

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